Monday, November 28, 2011

#2071 The $20 Harris Tweed blazer

Photos: Greg Lewis

Tweed is hands down my favourite fabric and Harris Tweed makes the best in the business, so for the longest time I've wanted a Harris Tweed blazer to call my own. But seeing as I can never really justify the $900-plus price tag on a new one, I've had to go without. Until yesterday. I was wandering around a secondhand shop on the Lower East Side when I discovered one for a particularly justifiable $20. It's a little on the small side and the arms are too short, even for me (I shorten the sleeves on everything I buy), but it's still a keeper. Plus, it looks just as good on a girl as it does on a boy, as evidenced by the lovely Bridget Malcolm. I guess this is the menswear equivalent of a broke guy who really wants a new Porsche but settles for one that's a bit old, a bit rundown and a bit decrepit with windows that don't go all the way up. As they say in the real world, bloggers can't be choosers.




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8 comments:

Ruby said...

Actually, it looks great!

Fashion Westie said...

Dude, iz way way cool. I like the Harris Tweed...but how will it stack up against my $25 Vintage Burberrys Houndstooth wool blazer? :)

reiddamnit said...

I have just learned about Harris Tweed! Check out this series I found on another blog I read - the dramas surrounding Harris Tweed! http://lizthayer.blogspot.com/2011/11/tweed-on-bbc.html

Zachary said...

Ive been wanting a tweed blazer for the longest tie as well and everytime I see one in a resale shop they are way too big.  I feel your pain.

Guest said...

where do you thrift in the LES?! i must check out this place!

Reg said...

Check this out:
http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogNavigationSearchResultCmd?catalogId=33056&storeId=12555&langId=-1&categoryId=393595&parent_categoryId=207169&viewAllFlag=false&sort_field=Relevance&pageSize=20&beginIndex=0#13225852138401&currencySymbol:£^preferredUrl:www.topman.com^langId:-1^country:United%20Kingdom^language:English^explicit:true^viewed:true^storeId:12555^salesCatalogId:33056

FashionInfatuation said...

Hi :)
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xx
Maria from Fashion Infatuation

Ruth Maria said...

beautiful! love your blog!! (:

xx,ruth
http://illusiondeslichts.blogspot.com/